If Dustin weighed 182 pounds when he started his cut he would be cutting roughly 14.6% of his bodyweight to cut down to 155.42.
Its not unheard of for fighters to cut close 15% of their weight but unlikely and not a good idea. The chances that Dustin would be able to put back on 12kg or 27 pounds of water weight in 24-36 hours is for sure possible, but again its a lot to ask for a lighter fighter, bigger guys do that often but they would be cutting a smaller percentage of bodyweight.
Its possible Dustin was fully clothed and had just eaten a big meal when Dan Hooker saw him weigh in.
At the end of the day its for sure possible that Dan is telling the truth and is right. Its happened before with fighters cutting that much weight and putting back on that much water. I just think it sounds extreme and overblown.
Also with no evidence, just Dan Hookers word. I would take it with a grain of salt. Like my water for the electrolytes.
Yep, depending on if their is rules around pre-fight weigh-ins, he could have been fully clothed and even had his shoes on, phone and wallet in pocket etc..
Would be so interesting for the UFC to film and post the fighters on their scales on fight night. We get every other stat and metric around the fighters, why not fight night weight? Is it because it the cut and re-gains would look bad to the general public?